Down in Yon Forest

Composed by
Traditional Medieval Carol
Arranged by
Jock McKenzie
Price
£ 11.50 

This is a traditional English Christmas carol originating in the Renaissance era. The lyrics, alongside its melody can be sourced back to the Middle English poem known as the ‘Corpus Christi Carol’; appearing in manuscript prior to 1547.

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  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium
  • 1 Tuba
  • 4 Percussion (Optional)
  • Percussion section requires: Bass Drum, Tom-toms, Tambourine, Floor Tom and Glockenspiel

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Description

This is a traditional English Christmas carol originating in the Renaissance era. The lyrics, alongside its melody can be sourced back to the Middle English poem known as the ‘Corpus Christi Carol’; appearing in manuscript prior to 1547. The ‘standard’ four-part harmonisation and setting is that of Ralph Vaughan Williams, published in ‘The Oxford Book of Carols’ (1964). My arrangement, whilst paying respect to the Vaughan Williams setting also revisits other carol melodies of the Renaissance era, albeit in a ‘faux Celtic’ context.

Jock McKenzie studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was a joint recipient of the college’s concerto prize. Since 1987 Jock has based his musical career in Hampshire, working as a freelance trumpeter, conductor, composer, arranger and brass teacher. Currently Jock holds the position of Professional Leader (Brass) for Hampshire Music Service and is the Director of the Hampshire County Youth Band. It is the mix of all of these musical roles that has led to Jock establishing a reputation as a leading creator of brass music resources, particularly in the field of education and brass ensemble music.

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British Trombone Society

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Audiophile Audition

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“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

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British Trombone Society

“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

Richard Walker
British Trombone Society
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